The Ting Tings Have Arrived!!!
New US Tour Dates Announced
The Ting Tings' #1 UK Chart Topping Debut Album, 'We Started Nothing,' Available Stateside Now
The Ting Tings Featured In Apple's iPod/iTunes Campaign, Rhapsody's 'Ones To Watch,' MTV's 'Discover & Download' & 'F'N MTV' Premiere & Much More
The Ting Tings, the UK's hottest new musical export, are quickly becoming 2008's most refreshing summer sensation with a newly expanded US tour, television appearances and online exposure, a string of popular singles, and the recent stateside arrival on June 3 of their #1 UK chart-topping debut album, "We Started Nothing."
The Ting Tings launched their current North American tour -- their first since a small round of dates in March surrounding the duo's electrifying performances at the 2008 South By Southwest (SxSW) music festival -- with their US network television debut on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on June 6. The group is slated appear on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on July 28.
Jules De Martino and Katie White, aka the Ting Tings, have been consistently winning over critics and audiences alike with their irresistible blend of electro-pop sounds and dance-punk attitude. The Ting Tings will expand their US club tour into July and August with dates including the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago and a show at the McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn with Columbia labelmates MGMT. (The Ting Tings updated US Summer Tour Itinerary follows.)
The Ting Tings - North American Summer Tour Itinerary 06/07/08 San Diego, CA Casbah - SOLD OUT 06/09/08 Vancouver, BC Plaza - SOLD OUT 06/10/08 Seattle, WA Chop Suey - SOLD OUT 06/12/08 San Francisco, CA Popscene 06/13/08 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour - SOLD OUT 06/16/08 Toronto, ONT Mod Club - SOLD OUT 06/18/08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom - SOLD OUT 06/19/08 Boston, MA Great Scott - SOLD OUT 06/20/08 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw - SOLD OUT 06/21/08 Philadelphia, PA Popped 07/22/08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 07/25/08 Providence, RI Club Hell 07/26/08 Albany, NY Valentine's 07/27/08 Brooklyn, NY McCarren Park Pool w/MGMT & Black Moth Super Rainbow 07/30/08 Kansas City, MO City Market w/Gnarls Barkley & Black Lips 07/31/08 St. Louis, MO The Bluebird 08/02/08 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza 08/04/08 Minneapolis, MN Varsity 08/06/08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
At 8pm (7pm Central) on June 13, MTV will kick off its "F'N MTV" summer music series with "F'N MTV Premieres ... " debuting the Ting Tings' official music video for "Shut and Let Me Go," the track driving the current iPod ad campaign, with the Tings themselves slated to provide an on-air live introduction for the clip. Official sponsors of "F'N MTV Premieres ... " are Verizon Wireless and Rhapsody.
On June 16, MTV will begin featuring the Ting Tings on "Discover and Download," a multi-platform emerging artist designation that lives and breathes new music across every MTV screen. Recent "Discover and Download" artists have included Duffy, Tokio Hotel, Vampire Weekend, Shawty Lo, the Spill Canvas and Leona Lewis.
Throughout the month of June, the Ting Tings will appear as Rhapsody's "Ones To Watch" as selected by the Rhapsody editorial team.
In April 2008, Apple began running an iPod + iTunes commercial (" ... the musical equivalent of being chosen for Oprah's Book Club" according to Paper magazine) featuring silhouetted dancers grooving to the Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let Me Go," a key track from "We Started Nothing." The Ting Tings' "Great DJ" became an iTunes Single of the Week.
By June 10, "Shut Up and Let Me Go" had been added to virtually every MTV platform including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and VH1.
Both "Shut Up and Let Me Go" and "We Started Nothing"'s title track were featured in episodes of the CW's cult teen television drama "Gossip Girl" while the Ting Tings' "Be The One" was heard on the April 26 episode of "One Tree Hill."
"Shut Up and Let Me Go" has sold more than 100,000 digital copies while two of the Ting Tings' other signature songs -- "Great DJ," and the #1 UK single "That's Not My Name" -- have also been enjoying brisk digital sales in the US. "Shut Up and Let Me Go" has already cracked several Billboard charts including Hot Digital Songs (#17), Pop 100 (#37) and the Billboard Hot 100 (#55).
Released everywhere on June 3, "We Started Nothing," the Ting Tings debut album, has reached #13 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums Chart and #7 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart. The album hit #5 on the iTunes Alternative Album chart and #26 on the iTunes Album chart.
"Shut Up and Let Me Go" and "Great DJ" have been garnering coast-to-coast US radio play with AAA ads in Chicago, Philadelphia, Albany, Minneapolis, Charlottesville and Salt Lake City; Alternative ads in San Diego, Columbus, Kansas City, Seattle, Honolulu and more; with Sirius Hits adding the Ting Tings to its Top 40 format.
The US mainstream and underground press has been falling in love with the Ting Tings and "We Started Nothing":
"British duo from the iPod ad have punk's attitude. But, shh ,they're pop stars." - Rolling Stone (June 12, 2008)
"The Ting Tings pack a wealth of musical styles into the album's short 37 minutes." - The Washington Post
"...the Ting Tings are rookie artists who've released one of this year's most exciting debuts, creatively fusing elements of rock, electronica and hip-hop." - The Washington Post
"The Ting Tings are crafty, not naïve, but they can fabricate elation." - NY Times
"...being one of the year's biggest pop prospects." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Who knew the sound of nothing can be so much fun" - Entertainment Weekly
"The beauty of this hot British import's debut We Started Nothing, is that you'll be hard-pressed to sit still" - UR Chicago Magazine
"But with grimy synths, a strutting beat and a guitar riff styled after Chic's 'Good Times,' getting dumped never sounded hotter" - Rolling Stone (May 29, 2008)
"...the band's U.K. No 1 'That's Not My Name' is a sassy sing-along anthem." - Billboard
"...a giddy ditty full of attitude, carbonated pop and empty calories." - USA Today (March 11, 2008)
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